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#1 Paul Bartok

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

Back when I was at school my lecturer brought in "Malcolm in the middle" the TV show dailies.

 

I asked him why the camera operator kept waiving his hand in front of the camera, I honestly can't remember,

I think it was todo with saving time for the editor or something. Anybody know? and any other old school etiquette?

 


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#2 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

Maybe because they were shooting takes in series without cutting the camera; waving a hand in front of the lens between each reset is a visual placeholder in lieu of the slate that helps the editor or assistant editor separate the takes when they are scrubbing through the clip.


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

Also when you're running out @ Mag at the end, I normally put my hand in front of the lens, If i'm oping, so they colorist /tc house knows this is all just roll out and to ignore it.


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#4 Paul Bartok

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:38 AM

i think they were shooting multiple takes with out cutting the camera. Thanks guy for the info


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